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Smocked Liberty Dress & Matching Sun Hat

Kathy from the studio has been sewing again and has made this stunning dress and matching hat for her friends little girl Olivia.  She’s made it using a favourite Liberty print called Nancy Ann (Organic A).   I asked Kathy about the project: Why did you choose the fabric?  “I actually let the mums choose the fabric from a selection I had used for my sewing case.  They both chose the same fabric – it’s a classic print for a gorgeous dress for a little girl. Nancy Ann A is lovely and pink and is a really cute print with …

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Gorgeous Liberty Dressing Gown

Ruth from the Production Studio has made this Gorgeous Liberty Dressing Gown for her daughter.  It’s her first Liberty fabric garment which is absolutely stunning.  I asked Ruth about the project. Which pattern did you use? “I used an easy sew New Look pattern number 6847 which has this dressing gown pattern as well as PJ bottoms and a variety of tops for sleepwear.  I wanted to make a lightweight dressing gown for the summer as kids dressing gowns are nearly always fluffy and too warm at this time of the year.” Did you alter the pattern at all? “Only …

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Beautiful Liberty Lampshades

For an easy no-sew home Liberty project, why not try a lampshade upgrade? Anna JP has slowly been building her lamp collection, showcasing three of them here along with a matching mouse-mat from the leftovers of the AW21 fabric. All you need is fabric and household glue, plus a plain drum shade and about an hour’s free time. Here’s Anna to describe how to go about it: “Firstly, measure the height of your drum shade and add a 2cm margin (1cm top and 1cm bottom), then cut a strip of fabric wide enough to fully wrap your shade with a …

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Gorgeous Tresco Summer Shirt

Sue, one of the Lewes Sewing Bees has made this Gorgeous Tresco Summer Shirt.  She’s used one of our exclusive Tresco fabrics – in the Summer colourway.   Louise from the production studio has very kindly modelled the lovely shirt for us.  She makes a fab model! Here’s what Sue had to say about the make.  “When I saw the Tresco fabric it immediately said ‘holiday make’ to me but I didn’t think that I would wear a dress made out of it. I decided to make a shirt and wanted a garment that could be worn with linen trousers …

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Tresco & Wiltshire Shadow Liberty Quilt

Veronica, one of the Lewes Sewing Bees, has made this gorgeous Tresco & Wiltshire Shadow Liberty Quilt. Veronica says “The Tresco print is beautiful and the three different colour ways of  Summer, Lagoon and Evening are very special.  I chose to make a summer snuggle quilt with a fleece backing, perfect for those summer evenings when the sun goes down and a warm cover is needed.”   “I used a pattern called Swedish Bars from Carolyn Forster’s book ‘Big Stitch Quilting’.  I thought this a perfect pattern to showcase the three colour ways of the exclusive Tresco fabrics with its’ …

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Gorgeous Gypsy Liberty Skirt

Sarah from the studio has made this Gorgeous Gypsy Liberty Skirt using one of the fabrics from the SS21 (Atlas of Dreams) collection.  It looks perfect for the summer ahead.  Sarah shares the make below. What is the fabric and why did you choose this particular design? “Rhapsody B. I loved the colours, it will go with so many different coloured tops. I also didn’t need to worry about pattern matching or having gathers in unusual places!” Did you use a pattern?  Was it an easy make and did you make any alterations? “I didn’t use a pattern. I began with …

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Gorgeous Liberty Pyjamas

The lovely Pauline from the studio has made these Gorgeous Liberty Pyjamas for her daughter Lily.  The fabric is called Blackburn and is from the New Collectables AW21 collection.   I asked Pauline about the project.  “I’m always on the lookout for a fabric with a meaningful name to make presents for birthdays and other celebrations.  It just so happened that this fabric ‘Blackburn C‘ has my own name!  We have two colour ways.  I choose this one because I like pink.  I also showed it my daughter Lily and she likes it too.” “I made my own pattern for …

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Wilder Gypsy Dress

Anna has made this floaty beautiful Wilder Gypsy Dress using one of the fabrics from the Liberty organics range.   “The fabric I chose was from the organic range in Liberty Tana Lawn® cottons.  It’s called Millie A and is a cute ditsy floral that has been brought out of the Liberty archive especially for the organic collection.  It was originally designed for the AW2002 collection but this charming monochrome print has an elegantly retro feel to it.  I’m normally drawn to blue colours but this fabric was sitting by my desk for a while and I loved it.” “I’ve …

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Liberty Midi Dress

Kathy has made this gorgeous Liberty Midi dress out of the Liberty Tana Lawn® Champion’s Bouquet B fabric from the beautiful Liberty Champions collection. The pattern has various options for a frill, a longer length dress and long sleeves, giving multiple options for future sewing which is always great.  I asked Kathy why she decided to make this dress. “I saw it on last year’s Sewing Bee and I thought it was such a beautiful design that I just couldn’t resist! I decided on a floaty sleeve as I felt this would look more like a classic T-dress, which I absolutely …

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Beautiful Liberty Sewing Bag

I’m completely in love with this Beautiful Liberty Sewing Bag.  Anne from the Lewes Sewing Bees has made this gorgeous bag using all three of our Alice Caroline Tresco Exclusives. Anne said “These colour ways are delicious and it was a delight to work with them.  As ever, Tana Lawn® is my 100% favourite cotton fabric to sew with.  It’s a pure delight to the hand.  Most of the Bees (Lewes Sewing Bees) have made this bag.  During the week, all of my sewing stuff mounts up in the bag until Thursday evening then I clear it out ready for …

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